Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek is popularly known as Annapurna Sunrise trekking or Annapurna Panorama Trekking. It is the best way to introduce Annapurna region trekking. This Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek is one of the popular and relatively easier treks in Annapurna Region that will take you through the beautiful ethnic villages and beautiful Rhododendron forests. This trek can be done anyone without the fear of Acute Mountain Sickness(AMS).
This is an ideal trek for those who want to enjoy the Annapurna region in a short time. This trek gives you a chance to explore cultural and biodiversity of the region. After a few days of walk in this trail, one can see beautiful mountains like Dhaulagiri, Annapurna , Machhapuchhre, Nilgiri, Lamjung Himal and many others. This is also a wonderful opportunity to see some of the rare mountain wildlife like brown dipper, White-breasted Kingfisher, etc.
This trek is more popular for the views from Poon Hill. Poon Hill is popularly known as Photographer’s Paradise as you can capture amazing shots of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges. Poon Hill offers you the striking panorama of huge Himalayas including Annapurna South, Annapurna I, Annapurna II, III, and IV, Dhaulagiri, Lamjung Himal, Gangapurna, and Manaslu ranges among few others. The phenomenal sunrise from Poon Hill is just unmissable. A provocative glimpse of high mountains surrounding you can mesmerize anyone who’s the part of this awesome trek.
This amazing Ghorepani Poon Hill trek begins from Nayapul, which is an hour drive from the beautiful city, Pokhara. The trail then leads you through the dense Rhododendron and Magnolia forests , beautiful small villages and spectacular view of mountains. The Poon hill on the way provides breathtaking sunrise views over the Himalayan peaks of the Annapurna Sanctuary. During the trial you will see beautiful small Gurung and Magar villages. These people are famous all over the world as the brave Gurkhas, the world’s most courageous warriors This trek brings you at Ghorepani of Poon, Magar a mid-hill tribe. Most of the houses and lodges are painted blue. These lodges and houses provides a magnificent view of Dhalulagiri, Annapurna South, Annapurna Fang(Vara Shikar) peak. This small and beautiful village is surrounded by tall rhodedendron forests.
This is 8 days trek giving you the best moments of your life. You can also extend your trek to explore the Annapurna Region, you can look into Annapurna Base Camp Trek and Annapurna Circuit Trek as well.